Trust BCLP

Trust BCLP

ARCHIVE

Main Content

BCLP Team to Present on Litigation Risks of COVID-19 Remote Witnessing and Notarization

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have temporarily authorized remote witnessing and notarization of estate planning documents. These laws present a unique set of litigation risks, which can be mitigated with careful planning.

BCLP Partner, Doug Stanley, and Associates, Andrew Bleyer and Sasha Riedisser, will be discussing this topic on a Federal Bar Association webinar on Friday, May 15 at 2 p.m. CST. You can register for the webinar here.

Revisiting your Healthcare Directive (or Living Will) in Light of COVID-19

https://prepareforyourcare.org/welcomeThe numbers of confirmed cases of U.S. citizens with COVID and of those who die from COVID related symptoms are continuing to rise.  COVID-19 has caused life-threating respiratory conditions, extended hospitalizations, and a resulting strain on our healthcare system.  Because COVID-19 is so contagious, the loved ones and family members of sick patients are not able to accompany them to the hospital.  Consequently, the virus underscores for all of us the importance of healthcare planning, particularly by having an advance directive or living will.

Advance directives are legal documents that specify healthcare treatment preferences (the “living will” portion) and designate a “healthcare proxy.” The proxy, also known as a healthcare agent, is a person you designate to make decisions for you in case you become unable to make them for yourself.  The directive allows

BCLP Team to Present on COVID-19 Estate Planning Application

May 5, 2020

Categories

BCLP Partner, Stephanie Moll, and Global Innovation Team member, Kristi Smith, will be presenting with Neota Logic on the International Legal Technology Association’s product briefing webinar Friday, May 29.  Moll and Smith will discuss new challenges law firms may be facing that can be overcome through a multidisciplinary approach to digitizing legal services, and will showcase their latest COVID-19 application that was built in the Neota platform. This application helps people impacted by COVID-19 identify the bare minimum requirements for execution of wills, trusts & powers of attorney in the age of social distancing.

You can register for the Webinar here.

The Most Savvy DIY Project to Do from Home During Quarantine… Organize your Personal Records!

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/thmb/rjTYCMK3xy_lm46lSuX4IebiLI0=/5056x2844/smart/filters:no_upscale()/woman-organizing-papers-95469172-5be8104346e0fb005197ec51.jpg

At this point you’ve probably cleaned out your closets and garage or tackled that home improvement project you’ve been wanting to do since you moved into your home.  Maybe you’ve even made banana bread, Dalgona whipped coffee or watched Tiger King and all three seasons of Ozark.  But what have you done to ensure your personal and family organization? One of the most important DIY projects that has been overlooked is the compilation, organization and maintenance of your important documents and records.

There is no better time than now to get your financial and estate planning documents in order!

Some of the information you should organize and compile is:

Contact Information: Create a list of all of the important people in your life (including their contact information). This list can include people like your attorney, your CPA, your named Executors and Trustees, your

The attorneys of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner make this site available to you only for the educational purposes of imparting general information and a general understanding of the law. This site does not offer specific legal advice. Your use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Bryan Cave LLP or any of its attorneys. Do not use this site as a substitute for specific legal advice from a licensed attorney. Much of the information on this site is based upon preliminary discussions in the absence of definitive advice or policy statements and therefore may change as soon as more definitive advice is available. Please review our full disclaimer.